Smores in the Oven
Smores in the oven are such a great treat to share with family. Not only do you get the fun of making them and eating them, but you also get to laugh a bit as everyone gets a little sticky with melted chocolate and marshmallow. What better way to enjoy life?
Speaking of family, today is National Adoption Day, and I’m joining with Honey Maid to celebrate families of all kinds. I am just thrilled that Honey Maid is taking the lead in encouraging adoption and supporting adoptive families. I’m proud to support such positive efforts, especially since one of my relatives has adopted children. I think love makes a family, and National Adoption Day is a perfect time to become more aware of adoption and support adoptive families, too.
No matter how families have changed over the years, we can still connect around the idea that love connects us together. And so does dessert! Watch this video for a good example of both.
Wholesome enjoyment is something that all families can share, and I’m happy to note that Honey Maid graham crackers are made with real honey and whole grains, and contain no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors.
To get this celebration started, I’m going to whip out a box of Honey Maid graham crackers to show you how to make smores in the oven. I used the same method to make these Late Night Breakfast Smores earlier this year, but this time I’ll walk you step-by-step through the complete smores in the oven process.
Tips for Making Smores in the Oven
- Make sure you move an oven rack to the broiler position before you preheat the broiler.
- Change up your chocolate! For people who find traditional smores to be too sweet, I recommend that you switch to a high percentage chocolate bar, such as 85 or 90% cacao, to balance the sweetness.
- Add a few grains of sea salt or flakes of fleur-de-sel on top of the chocolate for a slightly salty kick.
- Swap out regular graham crackers for chocolate graham crackers for a double chocolate kick. For a triple chocolate experience, lightly dust the tops of the smores with cocoa powder after they’ve been heated.
And if money is no object, these gourmet vanilla marshmallows are the ones I dream of!
Smores in the Oven
- Graham crackers
- Large marshmallows
- Chocolate bars
- Move an oven rack to a position about 6 inches from the broiler element at the top of the oven.
- Turn on the broiler (on high, if you have a choice between low and high).
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with foil for easy cleanup,
- Place as many graham crackers as you want on the baking sheet.
- Break or cut the chocolate into large pieces that will fit on top of each graham cracker without hanging off.
- Place the marshmallows on a flat end on top of the chocolate, enough to cover but not to hang over the edge.
- Slide the baking sheet on to the oven rack by the broiler. Close the oven door and count to 10. Remove the baking sheet. The tops of the marshmallows should be brown; if not, return to oven for a couple more seconds.
- Top each smore with another graham cracker and serve immediately, while warm.
Have you ever made smores in the oven?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.